April 19, 2021 Subject:
7th row center (WXRT free tix)
Ok, i was 16, and went to the first night on the 16th. I had a car and these other guys had an extra ticket.
I just had to come back and see if this stuff was as fun as it was supposed to be. So, my best friend and I schemed a way for us to get into the city and try for it. We did! And we happened to score 4 hits of some green dragon blotters. Ate them on the drive down. They hit us as we pulled into the parking garage across the street. We were no longer in this universe. A dude in the lot had some Phoenix blotters so naturally I figured I better get two more just in case. My friend was talking to other people and I didn't tell him. So, we went outside looking for tickets. Was not easy. We saw some undercover cops arrest this guy selling hits to folks in line. It totally freaked us out. But, right when we were about to give up this couple "disco dan and his dancing debutant date" who won WXRT tickets on the radio was finding out his date wanted to disco dance and these hippie's were not good for her. So he got out of line and we just happened to buy his tix! 7th row center, thank you WXRT! We went in, and my friend found a guy that had two extra hits of Mr. Natural blotter. He got 'em! And that's when we both confessed we bought more acid. We split them up and ate those too. I got to tell you, the first night was great, but this night we were experiencing something else. What i can tell you is we couldn't believe how awesome our tix were. Right in front of bobby and jerry. Some folks say that jerry kind of messed up on the second verse of Fire. That was my fault. I was talking telepathically to him at that moment. It kind of mixed him up. Sorry. That Other One was mind blowingly fantasmo. We looked at each other and knew without speaking that if this band ever gets within 500 miles of us we are going to see them again. I pretty much lived that dream. Holy crap, they did Wharf rat Sugar mags and a OMSN encore. Yah, that was the moment we became Deadheads. Talking to Jerry in the Scarlet/Fire and the all rest was just enough!
I don't know how, but I drove home that night. A-OK. And yes, I drove an old '67 Sq-back VW back then. Brand new Drv's Lic and a manual trans, I learned how to drive that night in the city.
Thank You Charlie for the tunes. URD best!
5 Stars because of the night.
May 11, 2018 Subject:
Fa78 Uptown Finale- Last K & D Chicago Show
Fair-to-solid Uptown finale- also Keith's last show in Chicago. First set Jerry tunes are great: 8 minute Candyman, 15 minute Sugaree, and a 6 minute Stagger Lee. Bobby's slide in the mix leaves me scratching my head. I think his tunes sound better since he lays off on those, allowing Keith room for filling the holes. KG sounds really good on Sugaree. I think he typically sounded better during this late '78 period with JGB, anyhow, and of course this is a fairly standard JGB number.
Set two is good, not great. The Scarlet->Fire opener is a treat- Scarlet better and longer than the Fire. Some headyversion attention (5): "Scarlet is the star here very long and jammy the Fire is actually rather short but the scarlet really soars. nice transition jam." "Single digit sleeper." The 13-minute Other One is the show highlight, coming out of I Need a Miracle->He's Gone, and seguing into seven minutes of drums->Ollin Arageed->Wharf Rat. Sixth Ollin Arageed of '78. Always good. (Would play one more time in '78 on 12/30, then just 8/5/79 and 3/13/85.
This SBD is really excellent, as opposed to the two previous nights- where the streams suffer. Mainly on this audio basis and the o1 show highlight, I'm going with four stars (contrasted with the previous two nights of threes). In short, this was a good -- not great -- Uptown run. If the archive recordings here looked and sounded different, it might be different. At any rate, no question the winter and spring '78 runs were better. Keith would close out this tour, play a final couple tours in '79 -- actually really well-played final tours -- and then we're into the Brent era. (Last K & D show, 2/17/79; first BM show, 4/22/79).
Couple other notes: This is the 5th From the Heart of Me. Really sweet song and version. Donna sounds great. Some playful banter post-song, too: Something from Jerry about Dickless Kreutzmann...and his new nickname, Cum-Gums?!
November 18, 2013 Subject:
everything done is grate!
remember if nothing all forgotten!!
peace n tunez 4 ever!
September 14, 2012 Subject:
It sounds more like Mickey than Billy playing the dozens before TMNS, does he say, "there are chiquatas on the river"?
September 24, 2011 Subject:
The Other One
Nice recording of this concert, you can turn it all the way up.
Around 4:10, it slows a bit, and seems they are looking to go elsewhere.
But no! Garcia whirls into some speedball Egyptian madness around 4:30, and by 5 they are back to it. He lets out an astonishing squeal around 5:57, a note you've likely never heard before.
It ends around 6:27, and heads into space, with Garcia probably using the volume knob to make cello sounds around 8:20.
November 19, 2010 Subject:
end of heart
last few seconds:
"im gonna start callin you Cum-Gums from now on"
November 18, 2010 Subject:
Agree with Lazy below
Again, KUDOS to Charlie Miller. Another spectacular re-mix.
I LOVE the stage banter between Jerry and Billy! "Dick-Lips" LOL! A lot of F-Bombs, but you can see how they still enjoyed doing what they do...because they were the only ones who cuold do what they do.
June 27, 2009 Subject:
The Other One
Great show and 2nd set, but this mindbending version of TOO deserves special mention.
March 31, 2009 Subject:
From the Heart of Me
At the end of From the Heart of Me, there is about 45 seconds of dead air. You hear Jerry ask the boys if the next song being played was supposed to be Playin', but I one of the boys, I think its Billy starts trading off lines with Jerry. It is hilarious. They start cussing each other out and you can obviously hear it clearly because its a Charlie "the man" Miller transfer. I am forever grateful Charlie. Your work with these remasters blows my head into the next dimension. Keep up the good work with Kimock and these remasters. Forever Grateful,